Features such as Secure Boot, Windows To Go (giving you a bootable desktop from a USB stick), and Hyper-V virtualisation of guest OSes were features that were overshadowed by the focus on touchscreen devices.
All of those features remain in Windows 10, and there are others that could have a hugely significant impact on business rollouts.
We’ll talk more about Cortana later, but the search bar lets you enter voice or typed searches for apps or files stored on your PC.
You can click the My Stuff button in search results to perform more advanced searches of your own files, which certainly makes it easier to hunt down specific files than with Windows 8.1.
Windows skips 9 and goes straight to number 10, putting a clear blue water between this release and Windows 8.1, but this is more than a marketing trick.
As outlined in our comparison below, Windows 10 has made enough progress for businesses to consider a Windows 10 migration.
An idea brazenly lifted from the Linux world, Windows 10’s virtual desktops let you keep different sets of apps open in different desktops.
Windows 8.1 actually did a fair amount of spadework for business users.We suspect these cameras will eventually become part of the standard spec of Windows 10 laptops and tablets, potentially giving Windows 10 the long-term edge.